Forms & Documents

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

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Document Name & Description Operation Types Document Type
Allowed Livestock Medications

Helpful tips on allowed medications for organic livestock.

Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Apiculture Colony Application

Use this form, in place of the Livestock Animal Application, to describe your bee hive/colony. Submit this with your initial CCOF application or if/when you have new hives/colonies you wish to certify.

Grower, Livestock producer Organic System Plan
Become a Certified Facility

Would you like to make certified organic products for others, or pack your own products into other companies' labels? How about provide your services to certified organic businesses? Become a certified facility with CCOF and open yourself up to the growing organic marketplace!

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Biodiversity & Natural Resource Cost-Based Monitoring Log

Organic production must, by definition, be managed to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance and conserve natural resources. Certified organic operations must select, carry out and record production practices that “maintain or improve the natural resources of the operation,” (NOP§205.200). This template can be used to track costs associated with pest and fertility management on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis in order to monitor the effectiveness of the Biodiversity Conservation & Natural Resource Management plan outlined in OSP form G4.2 

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
Biodiversity & Natural Resource Monitoring Log

Organic production must integrate cultural, biological and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance and conserve natural resources. Certified organic operations must select, carry out and record production practices that “maintain or improve the natural resources of the operation,” (NOP §205.200). This template can be used to record observations made on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis to monitor the effectiveness of the Biodiversity Conservation & Natural Resource Management plan outlined in OSP form G4.2.

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
Biodiversity Resources

Included:

  • Biodiversity Continuum Chart (Wild Farm Alliance)
  • Biodiversity: What it is and How to Increase it on Your Farm (Wild Farm Alliance) 
  • Biodiversity Conservation: An Organic Farmer's and Certifier's Guide (Wild Farm Alliance)
  • Wild Pollinators: Agriculture’s Forgotten Partners (Wild Farm Alliance)
  • Hedgerows: Benefits to Farmers, Benefits to Wildlife (Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District/CAFF)
Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Grower, Livestock producer Form
Canadian Organic Regime Certification Application

ONLY FOR OPERATIONS LOCATED IN CANADA. Processor/Handler operations located in Canada ONLY. This certification application packet is for processors.

Download your application packet and email completed forms to inbox@ccof.org:

Processor located in Canada, I am not an organic operation Application Packet, Organic System Plan
CCOF Abridged Certification Application

Use this form to transfer your operation to independent certification with CCOF. This form is only applicable to operations/facilities/locations that were previously inspected as part of another CCOF certified operation's certification.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Organic System Plan
CCOF Business Change Application

Complete this form if a change to an organic business you manage or own results in a new Tax ID, business structure, or owner. Other business changes may also require this form to be submitted, at CCOF’s discretion.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Organic System Plan
CCOF Certification Services Application - Canada

ONLY FOR OPERATIONS LOCATED IN CANADA. This application "cover page" includes basic business information and a contract indicating your intent to obtain certification from CCOF of compliance to the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) standards.

Processor located in Canada Organic System Plan
CCOF Certification Services Program Manual

This manual describes your rights and responsibilities as a certified operation, CCOF due process procedures, the costs of certification, certification procedures, and how to remain certified.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Manual or Standard
CCOF GLOBALG.A.P. Annual Registration Contract

Confirmation of your continuation in the CCOF GLOBALG.A.P. certification program is required annually. Complete this form and pay your invoice at least 30 days prior to your annual harvest anniversary date.

Grower Form
CCOF International Program

Some quick tips and information about our International Program, including the Global Market Access Program, and the International Standards Program.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
CCOF Payment Plan

Use to set up a payment plan for CCOF fees.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Form

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